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Auto Express announces revival of the Triumph brand

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Our pictures reveal what a modern Triumph car could look like, taking its styling inspiration from the classic TR4.

In other words, they decided to photoshop a solstice to pretend they had real news.

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The front end is disgusting!

Let British cars die already. They were never that good to begin with and they dont deserve resurrection.

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The front end is disgusting!

Let British cars die already. They were never that good to begin with and they dont deserve resurrection.

Not every brand, but there were many greats in the bunch.

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Saw a couple of Triumph bikes Sunday morning. Really cool looking things!

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The front end is disgusting!

Let British cars die already. They were never that good to begin with and they dont deserve resurrection.

BL produced several real duffers, but cars such as Rover SD1 and Triumph Dolomite Sprint were terrific machines at the time.

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BL produced several real duffers, but cars such as Rover SD1 and Triumph Dolomite Sprint were terrific machines at the time.

God, I still want a Dolly Sprint so badly. It's really annoying how Triumph decided to sell just about every other model they made here in the US, except the Dolomite family. But, then again we all know that the best car BL ever made was a beige Austin Princess with a brown vinyl roof. =P

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God, I still want a Dolly Sprint so badly. It's really annoying how Triumph decided to sell just about every other model they made here in the US, except the Dolomite family. But, then again we all know that the best car BL ever made was a beige Austin Princess with a brown vinyl roof. =P

Top Gear had an episode the other night about '70s BL cars...

This is a plausable BMW move, I had read they had considered reviving a British sports car brand rather than have a Z2 or smaller, cheaper sports car than the Z4. IIRC, BMW also owns the rights to other BL brands like Austin (and Austin-Healey?), Morris, Riley, and maybe Vanden Plas..

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God, I still want a Dolly Sprint so badly. It's really annoying how Triumph decided to sell just about every other model they made here in the US, except the Dolomite family. But, then again we all know that the best car BL ever made was a beige Austin Princess with a brown vinyl roof. =P

LOL the Princess wasn't really a bad car, in fact it was pretty sturdy in its day against the competition of the time and very spacious and futuristic looking; the same guy who designed it also penned the Allegro, Marina and the TR7. The six cylinder models were nice and torquey, but as comfortable as the hydragas suspension made them, the system wasn't well engineered.

The entire Dolomite range (with the exception of the meagre 1300cc base model) was basically Britain's BMW 3-series, and the Sprint was the world's first four-valves per cylinder production car. This was a massive opportunity wasted by BL, who could have developed Triumph into a fine executive marque. The same engines in the lower models were used in the Spitfire. For my money the Dolomite was the best car which BL ever produced.

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… the Sprint was the world's first four-valves per cylinder production car. …

Ahh, yeah, maybe if your world consists of a 10 acre site in Britiain. Duesenberg offered a DOHC 32V 8-cylinder in 1921, and I'm sure there were others (1919 Bugatti Type23 for example, a 1.45 L 16V DOHC engine).

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Ahh, yeah, maybe if your world consists of a 10 acre site in Britiain. Duesenberg offered a DOHC 32V 8-cylinder in 1921, and I'm sure there were others (1919 Bugatti Type23 for example, a 1.45 L 16V DOHC engine).

Well, as James May on Top Gear put it last year, "We are Britain; we are the inventors of everything." Kind of like Al Gore and the Internet and pants.

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>>"Duesenberg offered a DOHC 32V 8-cylinder in 1921"<<

...and it was still a feature of their engines thru '37.

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Top Gear had an episode the other night about '70s BL cars...

This is a plausable BMW move, I had read they had considered reviving a British sports car brand rather than have a Z2 or smaller, cheaper sports car than the Z4. IIRC, BMW also owns the rights to other BL brands like Austin (and Austin-Healey?), Morris, Riley, and maybe Vanden Plas..

There was also talk of a Healy revival a while back.

3 Guesses what platform it's based on.

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Ahh, yeah, maybe if your world consists of a 10 acre site in Britiain. Duesenberg offered a DOHC 32V 8-cylinder in 1921, and I'm sure there were others (1919 Bugatti Type23 for example, a 1.45 L 16V DOHC engine).

Difference in culture here. When we refer to multivalves in this country, we refer to 4-cylinder engines as a general yardstick. What I meant was - and this is indeed the correct claim - that the Dolomite Sprint is accredited with having the world's first 16v engine in a mass-produced car.

The Bugatti Type 13/23's multivalve made it into 1,600 or so examples - a production car, but Bugatti were not mass-producers.

My world consists of far more than ten acres in the West Midlands - and far more than most American males are capable of giving credit for.

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Well, as James May on Top Gear put it last year, "We are Britain; we are the inventors of everything." Kind of like Al Gore and the Internet and pants.

If you're familiar with British humour, you'd know he was being highly sarcastic.

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My world consists of far more than ten acres in the West Midlands - and far more than any American I'm sure is capable of giving credit for.

Sweeping generalization, that.

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Am I the only one that finds it maybe slightly ironic that it has a license plate that reads "Tempest" on the bumper? :lol:

Yeah, got my attention too.

But you know what?

I like this thing.

Of course, I've always had a soft spot for Healeys since trying to keep three Healey vintage racecars going for a few years. They can be fun, and the styling cues on this work for me.

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If you're familiar with British humour, you'd know he was being highly sarcastic.

I know... I love the dry British humour.

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I'm for it only if they bring back the Sprite:

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That car is so cute it's ridiculous.

reminds me of this:

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Difference in culture here. When we refer to multivalves in this country, we refer to 4-cylinder engines as a general yardstick. What I meant was - and this is indeed the correct claim - that the Dolomite Sprint is accredited with having the world's first 16v engine in a mass-produced car.

The Bugatti Type 13/23's multivalve made it into 1,600 or so examples - a production car, but Bugatti were not mass-producers.

My world consists of far more than ten acres in the West Midlands - and far more than most American males are capable of giving credit for.

If the various Bentleys, Dusenberg's Bugattis etc. are too low-volume for you, then there are still the 16V Lotus engines, which I believe were used in a number of vehicles before the Dolomite, and in relatively high numbers (several thousand at least).

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